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The letter makes reference to potential actions of the Tennessee legislature and adds "I shall also try Virginia in the same way, for time is precious."

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Observatory

15 Jan. 1861

Dear Charles,

Perhaps my friend your good old uncle may be too infirmed to help along the good work, which you see by the enclosure [not included] I want Tenn. to begin. Please see him in his relation to it - take his counsil - and the provided letter [not included] to Harding for you guide, in case the Major cant act.

Let the Legislature indicate a wish for Tenn. to act in this matter & I reckon I can help pave the way here.

I shall also try Virginia in the same way; for time is precious - if both these states will act - so much the better; if both wont perhaps one will.

Give my very best love to Mrs. C. and believe me both of you.

Yrs. truly

M.F. Maury

M.G.L. Charles Esq

Nashville

Tenn.

Creation Date

1-15-1861

Country

United States

Creator Life Dates

1806-1873

Keywords

Matthew Fontaine Maury, M.F. Maury, Matthew F. Maury, M.G.L. Charles, Tennessee, Tennessee legislature, Virginia, Virginia legislature, 1861

Resource Identifier

070428-49

Date Digital

8-27-2014

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | History | Political History | United States History

Publisher

Wofford College

Language

En-us

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Letter from Matthew Fontaine Maury to M.G.L. Charles, January 15, 1861.

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